Marc Marquez did not need to win, so he didn't. While leading by four seconds, he crashed out on lap 18. Valentino Rossi, able to win, therefore had to, catching Jorge Lorenzo just as the latter's soft front tire stepped down. Cal Crutchlow, mysteriously, suddenly himself again this weekend on the factory Ducati, found himself second, between Rossi and Lorenzo. On the last lap, Crutchlow did what Marquez had done: He eased up, his front tire cooled ever so slightly, and the moves that had worked lap after lap quit working, and he was down. Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Iannone made contact, putting Pedrosa's Honda out. It was a rare day, a Yamaha one, two and, three, with Bradley Smith third.